Author: on4bam

No reason to rush today as we didn’t have a long drive ahead and we, as usual, had an early start because breakfast is always served early. The sun was out and it was a chilly 10 degrees when we …

October 6th, Teshikaga to Kushiro Read More »

It was still raining in the morning so the scenic route over the Shiretoko pass was a bit disappointing. We followed the coast to Notsuke peninsula, a narrow piece of land with a nature reserve. We waited a while for …

October 5th, Shari to Teshikaga Read More »

We had booked a boat tour this morning to takes along the cast and look for bears. Unfortunately, when checking in yesterday evening we were told the tour was cancelled because of the weather. We kind of expected this as …

October 4th, Shiretoko Read More »

Today we only had two stops on our drive East. We had to fill up the car for the first time. At most fuelstations someone will pump for you but we we guided away from the pump. When we stopped …

October 3rd, Asahikawa to Shari Read More »

Only a short report today and no photos as we have internet problems at our hotel, the connection reset every few seconds, so I’m on the travelSIM data that will have to last until the end of the holiday.

We were ready to go at 9 and went to the parking next to the hotel to wentget our car. After we had paid we saw the garagedoor open and our car facing the right direction to drive away. Apparently …

October 1st, our first driving experience in Japan Read More »

Around 9 we left the hotel and after a short walk we arrived at the Nijo fish market. Different kinds of fish, octopus and crabs on ice are presented in small shops. A short distance away is the top Sapporo …

September 30th, Sapporo Read More »

Our first full day in Sapporo started at 9. We entered the subway station around the corner and made our way to the ticket machine. We selected “English” and quickly got 3 daytickets without asking for help 😉 , another …

September 29th, Sapporo Read More »

It took about 24 hours to get here. It started with two trains at 7:30 to go to the airport. The first flight to Helsinki was a short one lasting just 2..5 hours. We then tranfered to a nice Airbus …

September 28th, Arriving in Sapporo Read More »

After a few evenings of clouds we finally had clear skies and higher solar activity.